Further investigations in laboratory and field

REGROUND is planning to perform yet another new test application in a new contaminated aquifer. This new test was decided by the consortium after the project meeting in Barcelona, 20-21 September 2017. The aim of this new field application is to assess the performance of REGROUND technology in aquifers where the contamination is only present in […]

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REGROUND outside Europe

REGROUND consortium, in collaboration with Research Institute of Applied Science (RIAS) in Iran, are testing the proposed technology in a site, where the contamination has a geogenic source. A site has been selected near the city of Takab. RIAS has prepared the site for application, including drilling new wells and sampling existing wells and springs. […]

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Monitoring Completed

After two large-scale applications in Spain and Portugal, groundwater samples were taken for more than 6 months. These samples, along with those collected before the application were analyzed to determine the concentration of the contaminants in liquid phase, and to assess the effectiveness of the application of REGROUND technology in these sites. Filtered and unfiltered […]

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REGROUND technology presented to target stakeholders

At an important meeting held by Society of land recycling and environmental remediation of the state of Nordrhein-Westphalia (AAV), the principal investigator of REGROUND, Prof. Dr. Rainer Meckenstock, introduced REGROUND technology. As an invited speaker, Prof. Dr. Meckenstock explained the main idea of creating in-situ barriers with colloidal iron-oxide particles, and presented the results of […]

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New article generated within REGROUND project

TITLE: “Controlled Deposition of Particles in Porous Media for Effective Aquifer Nanoremediation” AUTHORS: Carlo Bianco, Janis Eneida Patiño Higuita, Tiziana Tosco, Alberto Tiraferri & Rajandrea Sethi (POLITO) RELEASE DATE: 11 October 2017 LINK: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-13423-y ABSTRACT: In this study, a model assisted strategy is developed to control the distribution of colloids in porous media in the framework of nanoremediation, an innovative environmental nanotechnology aimed […]

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REGROUND is performing a pilot-scale application in Iran

In collaboration with RIAS (Research Institute for Applied Science of ACECR), we apply our technology in a contaminated groundwater site in Iran. The aim of the application is to immobilize the dissolved contaminants (mostly Arsenic) upstream an extraction point. University of Duisburg-Essen (the coordinator of REGROUND project) provides the optimized colloidal nanoparticle suspension as well […]

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REGROUND Newsletter Nº3: July 2017

The third REGROUND newsletter is out! Check out our advances in the project: https://mailchi.mp/ed99851cbd2c/reground-newsletter-n3-july-1046457 If you want to receive next newsletters in your email, please, click on “Subscribe“.

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Evaluation of test (pilot) injections

The pilot tests applied in June 2016 in two contaminated aquifers (Barreiro, Portugal, and La Felguera, Spain) were evaluated in terms of the effect of nanoparticle injection on hydrogeology of aquifers and on removal of heavy metals from groundwater. In Barreiro it was observed that the nanoparticles showed reduced mobility. Therefore a modification of nanoparticles […]

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Installment of permeable reactive barriers

During April and May 2017, REGROUND applied first full-scale installment of permeable reactive barrier using Iron-oxide nanoparticles. The injections took place in same contaminated aquifers as pilot injections (June 2016); one in Barreiro, Portugal, and one in La Felguera, Spain. Prior to application, a remediation and monitoring plan was prepared. At each site, 9 injection […]

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New article generated within REGROUND Project

TITLE: “Colloidal behavior of goethite nanoparticles modified with humic acid and implications for aquifer reclamation” AUTHORS: Alberto Tiraferri, Laura Andrea Saldarriaga Hernandez, Carlo Bianco, Tiziana Tosco, Rajandrea Sethi (POLITO). RELEASE DATE: 11 March 2017 LINK: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11051-017-3814-x ABSTRACT: Nanosized colloids of iron oxide adsorb heavy metals, enhance the biodegradation of contaminants, and represent a promising technology to clean up contaminated aquifers. Goethite particles for aquifer reclamation were recently synthesized with […]

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